Dr Blackburn graduated from Des Moines University Osteopathic School in 1994 and completed his Internal Medicine Residency in 2002 at Medical Center of Independence, after which he became board-certified in Internal Medicine. He also holds special certification in Age Management Medicine. Since graduating from medical school, he has practiced in emergency medicine and correctional medicine. He was the Medical Director of Boone County Jail for 12 years and the Emergency Department of Capital Region Medical Center for one and a half years. In addition to his medical practice, he performed medicolegal consulting. He is married with 2 children and enjoys participating in competitive powerlifting in his free time. Dr. Blackburn brings extensive knowledge and experience in emergency medicine and expertise as a medical director to Innovative Medical Clinic.